Friday, May 29, 2009

Chocolate Mice from L.A. Burdick

This past week, a design client of mine gave me some of the most delicious chocolates I've ever tasted, as a thank you gift. This sweet bride (who is getting married this weekend!) handed me a gift bag containing six chocolate mice from L.A. Burdick! I've heard about these infamous chocolate mice from various people, and even from Fiona, but never had the chance to actually see or taste them until yesterday.

They are so incredibly cute, in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. Not only are they cute, but they smell so good, and if you think they're just regular chocolate mice, think again!! The ears were almonds, and the different fillings in each of the chocolate shells were light, flavorful, and insanely good. I shared these with my husband, and he said "wow!" even though he's not even that into chocolate or candy!

These handmade chocolates are the perfect treat, and would make for an adorable wedding favor, bridal party gift, or just something different to give to someone special.

When I first opened up the package, I thought those little silk strings were just for decoration. But, they are actually silk tails that are attached to each of the mice! Hopefully, this has inspired you to check out L.A. Burdick for your next special gift, or afternoon treat.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A cute wedding cake card

Sometimes, nothing is better than a handmade card. No fancy graphics needed. Just a marker, and some glitter accents make this wedding card simple, and cute!

A card like this can be personalized with the couple's names, or the glitter could be matched to the couple's favorite color. Email me at to create your own custom cards!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Event Recap: ASPIRE's Mother's Day Brunch

Last Saturday, I coordinated ASPIRE's Mother's Day Brunch at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge. This was a beautiful event held in the Riverside Pavilion. There were three main speakers, one who flew in all the way from California, a spoken word poet, and Channel 7 News anchor, Frances Rivera, emceed the event. Roses were given out by Youth Leaderhip Program scholars to all mothers who attended, jazz music filled the room while guests enjoyed their three course brunch, and there were also 25 silent auction items that guests could bid on.

photos by Paul Niwa

Flowers were done by It's About Time, and they created two different types of gorgeous centerpieces: pink cymbidium orchids in a tall cylinder vase filled with river rocks, and another with pink tulips in green hydrangea in a low cylinder vase filled with green limes. The ASPIRE event was a great success, and I was so happy to have been part of a day that celebrates mothers.

A bit later, I'll post some detailed pictures of the programs and bid numbers that I created for this event!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Beautiful place cards: Origami cranes

One of my most recent projects was to create place cards out of origami cranes. These place cards were set at each table to designate specific guest seating, and to let servers know which meal to give to each guest.
  • Pink crane = Salmon.
  • Green crane = Chicken.
  • Blue crane= Vegetarian.
  • Orange crane = Kid's Meal.
Many people forget that they have to have some way to let the servers know of the meal choices before they get their place cards created or ordered, so in the end, a little colored sticker dot might be added to the place card. Most of the time though, that sticker dot looks out of place, or just doesn't really flow with the original design of the place card.

Because of this, I thought that these colorful cranes were great because they added some pops of color to the table, and they also signified meal choices without the sticker dot! They were made out of Japanese origami paper, and had gorgeous designs in each color. Then, each guest name was personalized to a name tag made out of white pearlescent metallic cardstock, and attached to each crane.

Aren't these the cutest things ever? The bonus with the last photo, is that the crane keeps its shape well and can fly around the room if you hold it by the tag =)

If you would like to have place cards like these for your next event, just email me at